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HeyGreenGO – A new way to meet fellow cyclists

One of the most common questions I get asked is: “How do I meet fellow cyclists?”. It seems many of us want to socialise beyond our current friendship groups, but we don’t really know exactly how to go about it. Despite feeling a little awkward at first, it’s a worthwhile pursuit as we can find […]

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How to Save a Life – First Aid Training With The British Red Cross

In the past I have read stories of normal people saving lives with first aid on their way to work. Someone collapses on the train you are on, or starts choking on their blueberry breakfast muffin. Or, as a cycle commuter, the worst happens and you witness a fellow cyclist in a crash. I like […]

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The Cycling Store and Goodordering profile

This week we bring you a profile of two companies who have joined forces in an effort to help people cycle in style: Goodordering and The Cycling Store. I met with Naomi, of Hackney St Cloud, and Jacqui of Goodordering at their lovely pop-up shop in Hackney. The current shop is open for the rest […]

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Bicycle insurance – small print to consider

My favourite pass time is reading the small print – said nobody ever. As we’ve covered some of the top bicycle insurance providers previously, we thought we’d take a little time to highlight some of the main points to pay attention to. We can’t know the ins and outs of all insurance providers, but hopefully this […]

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Aprire bicycles Inverno and Inverno AR review

In the latest instalment of our London bike company profile series, we bring you Aprire, a South London based bike manufacturer. We sat down and chatted with the founder a few weeks ago when we got our hands on a couple of demo bikes to see what they were all about. Aprire are still relatively unknown […]

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Cyclists: Copy and paste this text on your phone

Your smartphone is not only great for playing Angry Birds & Kingdom Rush Frontiers, it’s also a useful tool if you ever find yourself in an emergency while out riding your bike. I recommend, picking up your phone and copy and pasting the below text in to your notes app: ############ ICE / Accident Note My number: […]

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3 great North London cut-throughs

North London can be hilly if you are not careful, so finding a good cut-though can be a little more onerous than in Central or East London. There are also no true cycle superhighways in North London – CS1 is now in place but is certainly more of a quietway than true superhighway as they […]

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Cycling with children in London

A few weeks ago we brought you a guide to learning to ride a bike in London as an adult. Now, with the school holidays rapidly approaching (whoop to a quieter commute!) we felt it was a good time to bring together some resources for cycling with children in London. It may seem like the […]

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3 great cut-throughs in Central London

Last week we highlighted some favourite cut-throughs in East London. This was somewhat hard to compile as I use a lot of cut-throughs in my regular route construction so picking 3 in any one area was not easy, but it makes you think about how well they really work for expedience. Now it is the […]

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3 great cycle cut-throughs in East London

We mentioned this in our route planning guide and here it is – the first of our posts on our favourite cut-throughs: East London. I love a good cut through – that feeling that you are getting away from the traffic while at the same time saving a few minutes on a commute home or […]

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Route Planning tips

Cycling in London is great, obviously. There are some great cycle superhighways along with quiet roads and an increasingly large offering of cycling infrastructure. However, sometimes getting from A to B can require some intricate route planning. A route can seem straight-forward along main roads, but not actually be that nice to travel along, or especially […]

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Bike shop profile – The Hackney Peddler

We have interviewed a few London based companies recently, but thought it was time to branch out into lovely local bike shops as well! In the first of our bike shop profiles, we headed to East London favourite, The Hackney Peddler to find out what makes them tick. The Hackney Peddler opened its doors in Hackney […]

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